Police bans vehicular movement on Saturday

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By Omotilewa Quadri 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered restriction of vehicular movement from 6am to 6pm on Saturday due to the presidential and National Assembly elections.

A statement by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, released in Abuja on Thursday said the restriction would assist security agencies to effectively police the electoral process and prevent criminally minded elements from disrupting the electoral process.

Mba said the Inspector-General of Police urged the citizens to go out en-masse on the day of the election to exercise their franchise without any fear or apprehension.

He said the force regrets the inconveniences the restriction would cause the citizens.

“The IGP warns that the force will deal decisively with any individual(s) or group(s) that will want to test our common will in our resolve to ensure a peaceful election.

“He enjoined the electorate to shun vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches, fake news, snatching of ballot boxes and other act(s) capable of truncating people’s will.

“He warned that the force would not hesitate to bring to bear the full weight of the law on anyone who engages in any crime during the elections,” Mba added.



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